I’ve used Air France Flying Blue miles to book business class seats for my family to Europe twice now. For both of our trips, I found great availability and and award prices from DFW to Europe. I love that I can transfer my Capital One miles and my Chase Ultimate Rewards to Flying Blue (Citi, Amex and Marriott points also transfer to the program). Plus, both my husband and I earned extra miles with the Bank of America Air France credit card (X2).
For our award redemptions, I’ve booked some of us using my miles and some of us using my husband’s miles. It hasn’t been a big deal. But now, we each have some leftover miles in our accounts, and I was looking to combine our miles into one account. That’s where the Flying Blue Family account comes into play.
Flying Blue Family
Not all airlines let you combine miles/points from multiple family members without paying a transfer cost. But, I love it when they let you combine miles for free! My family has a Household Account with British Airways. It makes transferring points from our different credit cards and combining our points together super easy!
Air France’s Flying Blue Family is very similar to BA’s Household Account. To set it up, I clicked on “View your profile” under my name:
Next, I navigated to the Flying Blue Family and sent my husband an invitation to join. I needed his name, email and Flying Blue number. He then logged in to accept my request. And that was it! Our accounts are now linked, and I can transfer his miles to my account for free to book an award.
Flying Blue Family allows you to combine up to two adults and up to six children together. You can only belong to one Flying Blue Family. If you decide to remove yourself from a Flying Blue Family, you have to wait six months to join another family. Transferred points expire after two years. You can read all the terms and conditions here.
Creating a Flying Blue Family account was quick and easy. I will be combining miles with my husband to book an award ticket without paying extra to transfer those miles. I wish more U.S. airlines had this option.
How does my family travel so much? We use miles and points from credit card bonuses. See my Travel Hacking 101 post as well as current credit card offers here.
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.
Hi Nancy, thanks for the post! How many flying blue miles and taxes/fees was it per person to go to Europe? I live on the west coast and am new to the flying blue program.
@Carl Nancy is on a cruise right now and likely has bad internet access. If you can find availability, it should be 56-65k miles one way, plus around $200 in fuel surcharges. But Air France now uses dynamic pricing, so the mileage rate can be much higher, depending on the dates.
Btw, here is her review of Air France business class from Dallas to Paris https://milesforfamily.com/2022/08/01/review-air-france-business-class-dfw-to-cdg/